Date Added: Aug 2009
As wireless communication standards evolve, Wi-Fi and WCDMA based 3G UMTS are still the major technologies widely deployed to provide high speed wireless internet access and mobile communication services. Therefore, the integration of these two protocols onto a single SDR platform is a major research task. This paper proposes a flexible SDR platform targeting the above standards. The SDR platform is based on a recently developed novel Reconfigurable Instruction Cell Array (RICA) along with an ARM controller. The paper describes the proposed platform architecture, the associated software design flow, and the mapping methodology.